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on r.t. tonight president obama steps in to soothe global outrage over the true extent of the united states a valence network after leaked documents showed it invaded almost every aspect of online like. keyes prime minister remains defiant over waves of protest against him calling the rallies illegal but sparking fears of further division in the country to. call between the u.s. and chinese leaders are overshadowed by the country's fiery exchange of accusations of espionage and growing tension over america's p.r. campaign in beijing his domain. plus a wave and fury across france as extreme parties face being outlawed after fascists brutally murder a teenager. alone
a very good even if you just joined us as good as your company just stuff for eleven pm as it is here now in moscow this is our take the sheer scale of america's surveillance empire is quickly coming to light tonight with a new leak detailing a global system dubbed prism that logs potentially people's entire online life telephones have been spared either with the authorities purportedly collecting and storing the call records of americans or mass life in new york and a situation as there is across this story for us as i said more details been coming out for the course of the day what is the latest we know. well kevin in a massive leak on the extent of surveillance on hundreds of millions of people dubbed breathtaking by civil rights groups and outraged americans more revelations on what exactly u.s. officials have been popping into the light america's national security agency has
been using three of the biggest u.s. telecom companies verizon and sprint to monitor all phone calls made by subscribers now combined keep in mind these three companies have a staggering almost three hundred million customers and the spying is reportedly done regardless of whether or not there is reason to suspect subscribers of any criminal activity and this is of course shocking this includes all of the phone calls being made within the united states as well as between the u.s. and foreign countries making really the scope of this tracking system even wider than american territory and the information traced includes the location time and length of phone calls being made it is however alleged that the content of the calls is not monitored or at least has not yet been made public knowledge and of course this all comes at a time after the obama administration acknowledges the existence of an n.s.a. and f.b.i. program dubbed prism in a nutshell this program what it entails is nine major internet companies that
include google facebook yahoo microsoft skype you tube apple a.o.l. and pal talk have been used by u.s. officials to monitor photos videos e-mails and audio and all other sorts of information tracking a really sweeping scope of individual's online activity and the n.s.a. is of course you know traditionally understood to gather foreign intelligence so the tracking of hundreds of millions of americans online accounts on u.s. territory through american companies is certainly a puja revolution to put it mildly but because of the popularity of these web companies such as google and facebook for instance it's absolutely obvious that communications spied upon does not just include americans and overall just staggering all consuming monitoring of personal data that is a major eye opening example of what obama's administration has been up to well not surprisingly reaction has been coming in from. absolutely you know we have heard comments from europe mainly germany for example about the need to clarify the scope of this u.s.
program law questions are also being asked about the extent of the knowledge of the british government in terms of what kind of knowledge it had on the surveillance activity and how it might have cooperated and dealt with the u.s. on this as well and it's important to note that online freedom fighting group anonymous has leaked a total of thirteen documents curiously one of them the u.s. department of defense so-called strategic vision for controlling the internet and on an intelligence sharing network which shares data with partners around the world and obama's comments on this major scandal have also been pretty curious basically the us president in a nutshell says that absolute security cannot walk hand in hand with privacy and lack of inconvenience and you know putting aside the claim of absolute security in the u.s. certainly something that has reason to be widely questioned this seems to be a statement completely opposing a belief voiced by a founding father benjamin franklin the those willing to give up liberty for some safety don't deserve either one but apparently the roots of the american history
that the country prides itself in now irrelevant as obama's administration tries to wash off the amount of dirt released under a leader who swore by transparency as well as present of u.s. practices of democracy to the rest of the world as absolutely stellar a ruling because you couldn't think you. would come to the strange house of officials are going to be defending the surveillance network. curious remarks that have been made by some of the senators one of them a senator chambliss for example is that no one has made a complaint about what is being done but obviously people have not made complaints because they've absolutely no idea that the material that they're putting forth through servers through social media for example i actually being tapped into by the analysts say the national security agency and the officials of the administration claims are quite different from the bush administration but what george bush jr did was essentially a case of warrantless surveillance so there was no warrant it was subpoenaed and
taken on the house and then what do you bomb administration has done is taken it affectively to another level for example using such access to protect america act two thousand and seven and the fisa amendments act two thousand nates we're talking about extensive surveillance. was a so not expected reaction has been fast and furious coming to this developing story tonight tell us what you think about it online we've been asking you how you think americans are going to react to these revelations that come out so our web voted our three they'll call it is oh it's they're putting out the voting if you have done of course so far fifty eight percent of you it's been pretty much like that for despite the votes coming in the national figures and been changing too much typical cynicism i guess everyone knows that the government spies on him says fifty eight percent of you twenty three percent outraged by it actually nine percent so you're shocked by it ten percent relief that the government's doing this to protect citizens you are happy for this to happen you can make that change that
vote open almihdhar t. dot com. now turkey's prime minister is looking unlikely to ease his hardline stance towards the swelling nationwide protest against him at a conference really officials. once again accuse the protesters of olim some vandalism saying it will be dealt with more harshly in a european country the demonstrators have been packing cities across the country for a week now after police crushed a peaceful environmental sit in taksim square that ignited street battles which reportedly left three dead in clashes which saw tear gas and water cannon battens deployed journalist richard paris says an expert on turkish affairs he told me the prime minister's stance is forcing the country into deeper unrest. turkey is a country that very well divided between secular groups and in islamic groups and it's almost
a fifty fifty split however the ruling party the party no one has done very well in the last ten years however he is has become more authoritarian and particularly more divisive basically being dismissive of these demonstrations which actually represent a pretty good cross-section of the turkish population and so this is unfortunate and it's an attitude that you don't get from the president. or the deputy prime minister or any any members of his cabinet this is something that comes strictly from air to wine and that's what is motivating the crowds there very upset about how dismissive he is in how he views any protest as illegitimate so i'm here to a protest to say the push to turn secular turkey towards conservative islam is a key cause for those to lety towards the prime minister's rule artie's ridiculous
critics waves more of that now. it's been a week since the violent dispersal of protests here in taksim square and then goes the park and let's take a look at one of the most important fixtures or other structures that have been here for quite some time and it's right behind me the ataturk cultural center now it's decorated with posters and slogans but that's not how it was a week ago a fact it was slated for demolition so why is it important for turkish people not just in istanbul but all over the country well let's go inside and take a look and find out the it can be used to house ballet and opera and was essentially a source of pride for the turks people for them it was a representation of the cultural heritage left over by kemal ataturk but everyone said ballet is not an arch worthy of the turkish people not something that turkey should be looking and inspiring to and decided to demolish this art house you can see in order to make way for a new op or house a lot of people again see this demolition or the plans for the demolition of them as an attempt by anyone to go backwards instead of going forwards to do away with
the with the ideas that were brought here by ataturk to bring in everyone's own ideas into reality basically you can say that at this point is sort of a system for the protesters it's a symbol of resistance it's a symbol of protest it's a symbol really of the turkish people coming together and saying we will not let go of our heritage we will hold on to it even if it is dilapidated and is slated for demolition doesn't matter what the prime minister wants in the symbol. our. briefing of how to use troubles have developed from the outset we brought you to a website called video phone coverage analysis twenty four seven.
the death of a young left wing activist who was brutally beaten by skinheads spurred a wave of protest and fear through french society the teenager's murders also pushed thousands of anti fascist protesters out onto the streets as testers to the reports next tonight. the police in france are investigating a case where an eighteen year old left a student was killed had died from injuries after being attacked by what police are calling a group of skinheads members of extremist fringe of far right parties and france has been seeing a violent protests in recent months with the legalization of gay marriage coming to the forefront of the political discussion let's get some more insight from journalists an expert on terrorism and extremism claude thank you very much for joining us today this incident of the leftist student killed by far right extremists police are saying what does this tell you about what's going on in france basically of course it's a tragedy a kid of eighteen being killed for political reasons it's stupid but it's.
not. a few which. groups organization advocating. that this is a case of a right to sixteen this group having killed a leftist student and you will have members of both sides weighing in on the issue of course the issue would be explode so. many probably. they would explain that. which is of course not the case of no room in a democracy. thank you very much for that well with incidents like these of course the questions will be raised on what are the root causes of things that happened like this on the streets at a time when france is facing a recession economically
a deeply unpopular president in place this is yet another issue that france will have to seriously deal with reporting from brussels. coming. browsing online links to favorite t.v. shows could become a thing of the past if you're in the u.k. that's if the police have their way to cracking down on those websites and threatening to put the people for years paul coming up also reporting to him to force the big story president putin says. behind the split with his wife the couple insist that was more details on that as well but after this quick break. the u.s. government versus private first class bradley manning what is this trial all about protecting state and military secrets for a show trial scapegoating one individual says this trial sent
a chilling warning to would be whistleblowers and journalists and what does aiding the enemy need in the age of the internet. and realized. welcome to the big picture. download the official. language stream quality and enjoy your favorite. if you're away from your television. now with your mobile device so you can watch on t.v. anytime anywhere.
again twenty three fifteen. the u.s. and chinese leaders are about to hold this. summit which is already being labeled an historic meeting but there's a chill down the warm smiles in california too with the two countries plus showing over a range of divisive issues including accusations that china has launched a cyber war against the united states and so it is one of porn explains. after months of muscle flexing comes the handshaking u.s. president barack obama and chinese president xi jinping will likely play nice for the cameras but behind the closed california mansion doors of this first bilateral summit a tense talk over a cyber espionage hacking and rules of virtual engagement think of it as well as a jumble of biological weapons convention so one can make well most countries agree
not to do so or to use them however the u.s. has repeatedly accused the rising asian giants of widespread computer hacking just last week a report by the defense science board said nearly forty pentagon weapons programs and almost thirty other defense technologies were compromised by hackers some directly tied to the chinese military and government u.s. manufacturers have also accused china of stealing patents and designs of high technology we're also clear eyed about the challenges and sharp. united states has expressed concern about the growing threat of cyber intrusion china's defense ministry has consistently denied claims that its military is engaged in hacking and in turn pointed out with a finger at washington the country's top internet on the security official recently claimed to have mountains of data pointing to extensive the u.s. hacking aimed at china later this month the country will be holding unprecedented
military drills with special i.t. units and even nato is debating whether it needs a manual on cyber wars while washington casts china as the world's most dangerous virtual threat the u.s. has been cementing plans to take down the enemy billions have reportedly been spent to create forty teams of cyber agents that will allegedly serve to thwart hackers while simultaneously launching offensive attacks against adversaries a cyber battlefield that many believe the u.s. can't affectively control you have a government with many secure security holes in it you have a corporate sector that can't keep its information secure i am seeing this as a war in which the united states is not winning and even experts at home say now is the time for the u.s. to be working together with leading nations like china to establish norms for cyber
space activity we want a global resilient open and secure unit if the u.s. and china fail to reach consensus on how to cooperate in cyberspace the consequence many believe could lead to a virtual cold war between the world's two largest economies and charted territory that could inevitably turn the internet into a dangerous platform where friends become foes reporting from new york marina r.t. geopolitically on this when he told me china's military is preparing for the worst thanks. they read the writing on the wall they read that the u.s. is pressuring them through their support of the the arab spring uprisings in libya in tunisia and egypt and now putting all their might into trying to topple the regime in syria and directed toward iran which are the links to the secure oil supply lines for china's economy it's signed by
a washington by the obama administration to put pressure on china at a time when the u.s. is doing just that with the so-called asia pivot which is really a china pivot that obama announced in australia back in two thousand and eleven to redirect the american military force posture toward japan with the missile defense which is directly against china. another threat to the story to the complete other front opening up in the side of a conflict between the u.s. and china with predictions of a trade war china is about to complete a deal indeed which could become its biggest takeover of a u.s. company ok bill being from marty's business explain to win a jazz. these guys have been in serious competition for a long time now we know china is set to take the top spot by as soon as twenty twenty something fierce rivals in terms of business we also know that billions is traded between these countries as well actually more than ten billion already this year marina so you follow them for us that is very in prices actually doubled this
time last year and triple the year before so what does that matter if it's you know about by then it makes up a fifth of all foreign purchases that china buys up so it's very impressive indeed and i say phenomenal growth and i want to talk about a few tensions because the one that springs to my mind has to do with the yuan we know that the u.s. is always accused of i know deliberately manipulating their currency in order to keep the export is the offer has it has always been that tension a rumbling in the background there but plenty of billions traded box the fact of what is china buying from the you are right let's have a look because they are blowing up plenty as we can see that is all the technical stuff it's the mobile phones the computers the equipment all day the vision and also some of those products are actually american apple comes into the accounts as an import even though it's actually an american brand is it's made in china as we may want to see a little right yeah exactly what is it that irritates some people to us because it's the biggest most valuable company absolutely soybeans would you believe it that is the biggest import for china from america to the end of the day they've got a lot of mouths to feed the number one thing that china by is debt they have
a quarter of it from america they also buy up with state oil companies satellite companies and big hawk actually china is the biggest consumer of pork in the world and at the moment there's a four point seven billion dollar deal actually pending at the moment we've got sure and high international the biggest meat company in the world wanting to buy up smith the u.s. port company and if it does go to be the biggest trade deal between us and china in history. britain's police a gunning for the online pirates even if they just point people to where they can download content they're clamping down on those torrent websites that put hundreds of thousands of links to copyrighted material and as sarah first reports it could now land the people that run those businesses back in jail. well there is one single favorite t.v.
. listening to music or maybe fairing with a file sharing is growing ever more popular and as its popularity too does the file sharing site the torrent sites. links that's a great unpopularity we've seen in the u.k. authorities alone with record company labels launching a precedent and torrent site campaign the first sign of the clampdown by the u.k. authorities came in the form of a letter from the national intelligence and then it was that they found guilty of certain offenses to face ten imprisonment we're here to talk torrance with us unto him by digital policy blog. thank you for joining us i think of you first of all let's clear up because you can see here you know people all know. compete is listening to music watching videos when it comes to torrents and sharing fights
what's the legality what's legal what's not well that's one of the problems it's a completely gray area. if you take a copy of somebody else's picture or music and stick it on your website that's copyright infringement if you provide a link to somebody else's storage of that same content then providing that link on the u.k. law is technically illegal however if you create a website with thousands of such things and advertising around them to make money from that website then under british law under u.k. law there has been a prosecution for fraud it's a ratcheting up of the rhetoric and these are actually nothing more because nothing has changed in the law since these glasses of being issued ok well we're certainly going to be keeping a very closely on what happens with the investigations i will bring you all the latest when we. see london. two in a website or two you don't. tonight russia is showing interest in sending
peacekeepers to the disputed golan heights has been the news last forty eight hours again online then read how both the syrian rebels and the army claim that they have the territory under their control as the austrian peacekeeping mission is going to withdraw also to avatar director james cameron could bring a new dimension to russia's renowned ballet now he's planning it seems to take him up with the fear to bring the swan lake to the cinemas worldwide in spectacular three d. or no more about that on line for vice. president putin's put an end to frenzied speculation about his marriage announcing that he and his wife are divorcing or for almost thirty years together the couple both told russian t.v. that their decision was amicable more details montes alexia's yes well if we say that this bit of news came as a complete surprise i would say nothing at all mainly because in the history of modern russian history of soviet russia and in the times before that none of the top officials have ever made their family problems public in fact never voice their
divorce in the case of cortin's family there has been mounting speculation in the media especially the tabloid media about the that the climate of relations between the president and his wife this has been going on for several years already the couple has been rarely seen at public different public events and have rarely been making comments about each other well now officially all these rumors have been quashed by the president and his and his wife my job and all my activities mean i'm an absolutely public figure some people enjoy this and some don't lose some people . to such a lifestyle that my wife has done a nine year shift by my side basically the decision was mutual. cygnus clothes like that of most said it was in such mutual decision on marriage is over because we barely see each other his job keeps him completely busy our children have grown up they live their own lives nice it feels he says i really
don't like being in the spotlight all the constant travelling is difficult for me we simply don't see each other. this may actually be a sign of things to come that by going public with details of his family life put in may signal the whole new approach from the russia's top official stalwarts their private lives and maybe we don't know for sure but maybe the general attitude of the russia's top official store words their private life will be less secretive as it has been for many years now. well news in brief tonight protesters gathered in the polls need capital value to keep up the pressure on the government to pass a new law to give new born babies valid official id numbers the previous identification numbers legislation lapsed in february now the demonstrations were sparked after a three month old child was prevented from leaving the country for lifesaving treatment because the infant couldn't get a passport. fighting continues to rage in suburbs in the south and east of damascus
the opposition says government troops fired missiles on rebels in the syrian capital causing serious damage to buildings the number of casualties there is unknown right now russian foreign minister sergei lavrov has called for countries involved in the syrian crisis to make political progress on bringing peace to the war torn country. hungary's bracing yourself for its worst ever floods as the mighty danube river swells to record highs citizens have pitched in to put up defenses in a state of emergency has been declared the waters are expected to hit hardest in the capital budapest over the weekend widespread flooding in central europe left thirteen dead since last saturday. thanks for being with us tonight break programs lined up for across towards next in fact taking a long hard look at just why the u.s. government's throwing so many of its resources in its legal procedure bradley manning is a question often asked to try to get some answers that after the break. the
school board in batavia illinois has decided to punish one teacher for his bad behavior by putting him on a strict probation player what did he do to be deserve be part of this probation plan to do select punch a student in the face or to go on some sort of horribly racist or sexist ranted for the class so he just reminded the students that as americans they have the right to not incriminate themselves to. put it more simply he told the students that they didn't have to answer a questionable survey about drug and alcohol use and their emotional state since the data from this questionnaire would be sent back to the private company that created it this raises even more privacy issues than just the school knowing about the student's personal lives i would like to commend this teacher john dryden for actually going above and beyond and telling the children something they need to dull you know if you're going to live in a society based on individual rights it would help to actually teach children what
those rights are but that's just my opinion. with the. technology innovation all the developments around russia. the future are covered. with. a low in welcome across talk are all things considered i'm peter lavelle the u.s. government versus private first class bradley manning what is his trial all about protecting state and military secrets for a show trial scapegoating why.